After a year of steady ratings growth on her Fox syndicated talk show, Wendy Williams can now celebrate her success! The Wendy Williams Show has been renewed by Fox through the 2016-2017 seasons, as was announced yesterday by Dsitributor Debmar-Mercury. Williams’ talk show grew 43 percent in the past year, with particular success among its key demographic (women aged 25-54).
“Fox’s long-term renewal is a testament to the incredible growth the show has experienced this season and the amazing talent of Wendy,” said Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus on Tuesday. “Our broadcast partners across the country have taken notice, demonstrating their faith in the staying power of this rapidly growing talk franchise with upgrades.”
The Wendy Williams Show has brought its A-game during the May sweeps, where it doubled its year-to-year ratings among key demographics and more than proved its worth to Fox. “The Wendy Williams Show has as much momentum as any show on our air right now, both qualitatively and quantitatively,” said Gox’s senior VP of programming, Frank Cicha. “Over the last few years, it’s evolved into the ideal lead-out to our morning news blocks. Like our news, the show delivers a day/date immediacy that serves as a blueprint for where we want to be the rest of the day.”